Skillet Apple Pie -- America's Test Kitchen

Skillet Apple Pie — America’s Test Kitchen

Skillet Apple Pie -- America's Test Kitchen

Skillet Apple Pie -- America's Test Kitchen

America's Test Kitchen's Skillet Apple Pie is a delectable twist on a classic dessert. This recipe offers a flaky, golden crust filled with a
delightful blend of tender, spiced apples. Baking it in a skillet adds a rustic touch and ensures even cooking. The pie is topped with a sugary,
buttery crumb topping, creating a perfect balance of textures and flavors. A delightful treat for any occasion, this Skillet Apple Pie showcases
the expertise of America's Test Kitchen in creating a truly scrumptious dessert.
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 454.1 kcal


  • Ingredients Required 17 items


  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour plus an additional 5 ounces for dusting the work surface
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • a half-tablespoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold vegetable shortening
  • 6 tablespoons of cold unsalted butter, divided into pieces of 1/4 inch
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of cold water
  • Filling
  • 50 ml of apple cider
  • 30 ml of maple syrup
  • two teaspoons of lemon juice fresh
  • cornstarch two teaspoons
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon powder optional
  • Unsalted butter two teaspoons
  • 2 1/2 pounds of peeled cored, halved, and cut into wedges measuring 1/2 inch thick (approximately 6 medium - 3 sweet, 3 tart) apples
  • When baking
  • 1 lightly beaten egg white
  • sugar 2 teaspoons


Directions to Prepare 4 steps
1. FOR THE CRUST: Pulse flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor until combined. Add shortening and process until the mixture has
the texture of coarse sand, about ten 1-second pulses. Spread the butter pieces over the flour mixture and process for ten 1-second
pulses, or until the mixture is light yellow and resembles coarse crumbs with butter bits the size of small peas. Transfer the mixture to
a medium bowl.r
2. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of ice water over the mixture. To mix, fold the rubber spatula's blade in half. Press down on the dough
with the broad side of the spatula until the dough sticks together, adding up to 1 tablespoon more ice water if the dough does not come together.
Turn the dough out onto a sheet of plastic wrap and flatten it into a 4-inch disk. Wrap the dough and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days.
before rolling out. (If the dough is refrigerated longer than 1 hour, let stand at room temperature until malleable.).r
3. To prepare the filling, set the oven rack in the upper middle (between 7 and 9 inches from the heating source), and preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the cider, syrup, lemon juice, cornstarch, and cinnamon (if using) and whisk until well combined. Heat butter in
12-inch heatproof skillet over medium-high heat. When foaming subsides, add apples and cook, stirring 2 or 3 times until apples begin
to caramelize, about 5 minutes. (Don't overcook the apples.) the heat, add the cider mixture and gently stir until the apples are soft.
well coated. Set aside to cool slightly.r
4. TO ASSEMBLE AND BAKE: Roll out dough on a lightly floured work surface or between 2 large sheets of plastic wrap, to an 11-inch circle.
Roll dough loosely around the rolling pin and unroll over the apple filling. Sprinkle sugar over the dough after brushing it with egg white. With a sharp knife,
Making one vertical cut, then two evenly spaced horizontal cuts (perpendicular to the first cut), gently divide the dough into six pieces. Bake until
the apples are tender and the crust is a deep golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes; serve.
America's Test Kitchen's Skillet Apple Pie is a true testament to their culinary expertise. The combination of a flaky crust, spiced apple filling,
and buttery crumb topping creates a delightful symphony of flavors and textures. Baking the pie in a skillet adds a charming rustic touch while ensuring
even cooking. This mouthwatering dessert is a perfect representation of the timeless appeal of apple pie, elevated to new heights by America's Test Kitchen's
innovative approach. Whether it's a special occasion or a simple treat, this Skillet Apple Pie is bound to impress and satisfy any dessert lover.

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